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TRAINING NETWORK ON ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONICS INTEGRATED WITH LIVING SYSTEMS FOR NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Objective

"OLIMPIA is a training network initiative built on research and development of innovative organic optoelectronic devices interfaced and integrated with living systems. The living systems of choice are neural cells (glia and neuron) that will be interfaced and integrated in vitro and in vivo with different organic electronic and optoelectronic devices (such as OLED, OFET/OLET, OECT, OPD). The major objective of OLIMPIA is to establish an innovative training program aimed at enabling and supporting the development of a novel supradisciplinary field that combines the worlds of organic optoelectronics and of neuroscience. Novel tools based on organic optoelectronic devices will be engineered and developed to stimulate and to record neuron bioelectrical activity, such as neuron excitability and membrane polarization, as well as to modulate cell proliferation and neurite outgrowth. The OLIMPIA research will provide radically new understanding of neural cell-cell communication processes and will impact a wide variety of fields, from biomedical research to neuro-regenerative medicine. The OLIMPIA consortium is both interdisciplinary and intersectorial. It includes key European players with long standing and internationally recognized research tradition in the field of organic electronics and optoelectronics, organic synthesis as well as neural cell biology and neurophysiology and, as such, is uniquely qualified to implement this ambitious supradisciplinary training program. Moreover, the consortium combines 10 partners belonging to 6 European countries from academia, public research centers and industrial labs thereby offering an exciting and broad training landscape to the new generation of researchers."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/optoelectronics
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 558 291,25
Administrative Contact
Michele Muccini (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 627 351,50
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (Dr.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE SAINT-ETIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 479 329,10
Address
Cours Fauriel 158
42023 Saint Etienne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Bruno (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 541 208,90
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Schiaffino (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 509 396,90
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charo Sánchez (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 360 816,03
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Hörmann (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 288,38
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
E.T.C. SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 195,78
Address
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Ferlino (Ms.)
HISTOCELL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 307,61
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia Edificio 801 Piso 2
48160 Derio Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva González (Dr.)